Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Flower Challenge #5


There is a fabulous card-maker that I follow like she's a rock star - well, in my eyes she is - and we're invited to CASE her for Challenge #5 at The Flower Challenge!

A phenomenal card it is, too, from Therese Calvird of Lost in Paper:


I've taken the cue to create an open, die-cut flower, and my colors are pinks to peach, but in place of a smooshed water color, I've used a gorgeous patterned paper ... well, take a peek, you'll see the similarities, and a few differences, too!


Using a technique where one die cuts in increments, I've been able to create a floral design much like the beauty that Therese used, but using four individual dies!  It's important to start with the main image, and work your way to the others that will end up in the background a bit ... easier than it seems, believe me!  Think about it as you would a masking technique, only you remove the main cut as you go on to the next!

The Flower Challenge has invited a wonderful friend of mine, TaeEun of Rainbow in November, to join their design team - a brilliant move, if you ask me!  Congratulations, TaeEun!!!Her card is another swoon-worthy take on Therese's card. 

Thanks, Therese, TaeEun, and the entire team for inspiring me to 'play cards' on Sunday, too!  You'll notice I'm getting in early... no more missed deadlines for this girl ... but don't hold me to it?!

=]  Michele

21 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my....this is stunning! And so is the inspiration photo...your creation is so unique with the multiple dies! You are SO clever, my friend!

TaeEun said...

Yay! So glad you could find some time to CASE Therese's card, Michele! You are so creative to make a flower cluster using individual dies! Beautifully done! Thank you so much for your lovely words about my card :)!

Donna said...

Now this IS a pretty in pink creation. :)
Love it. X

Nora N. said...

What a brilliant take on the challenge!! I so want to try this but am terrified because this looks so hard!! Love the pretty papers you used behind your flowers and the little addition of the pearls.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely STUNNING take on Therese' card, Michele! I adore the patterned papers you chose behind the flowers, and those lovely pearls are the perfect touch for this card! I was thrilled to hear that TaeEun is on the team now, too :)

Lisa Elton said...

You are a wizard with the dies Michele!! This is so crafty and clever, beautifully done!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration card!!!!

Petra Swart said...

I am so happy that you added the link to Teresa's blog, Michele - I decided to hop over and then I got lost in a world of super creativity and brilliance with stamps, dies and paper - I ended up wanting look at just one more card ...and another one ...and another one ...and how could I not start following her after spending a lot of time enjoying her wonderful creations!!!????
And one genius cardmaker CASEd another genius cardmaker perfectly - your card is simply stunning and so cleverly done using the four different dies - ...and WOW, I love the paper you used behind the flowers to create such a wonderful look!!!!! And that pearl on the j and in the o - oh, so clever and cute!!!! LOVE your fabulous card, my friend!!!!
And now I'm going to start playing with the fun sketch at CTS that was designed by one of my favorite cardmakers - ...I think you might know her!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Love your casing of Teresa's card, I had that same die but just couldn't find it....anyway, I am now following you.xx ♥
{aNNie}

Viv said...

Super card Michele! love the soft muted colours, the pretty die and ombre background to it.The sentiment completes it so beautifully and the pearls are placed so perfectly too.Yes isn't Therese just amazing, I am also following her now too.We are so lucky to have her guesting with us this month.Thank you for playing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Maria A. said...

Beautiful card Michele, Love the beautiful pattern paper you used to showcase your awesome dies, very creative and fabulous way to CASE Therese's card.
Thank you for playing along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT.

Aileen Ryan said...

Ahh you nailed it mf.. Wonderful card, love how you welded the four dies to one and the background paper. The soft colours. Brilliant.

Birgit said...

this is so pretty! I love how the printed paper peeks through the die cuts. Simply stunning!!

Susi K. said...

Your CASE of Therese's lovely card is stunning, Michele!

lostinpaper said...

I'm blushing.... can you see it from there? Thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful design, totally love how you have funked it up with the gorgeous design paper!

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving Therese's card and I am loving your CASed card! Both are equally amazing in my eyes! Although I'm a little confused on how you both inlaid your die cuts but still had a peek-a-boo window. What is holding the die cuts in the window?? Amazing and loving!!!! Hugs, Brenda

Pam Sparks said...

Love your take on the card Michele! I've done this kind of die cutting...so fun! Trying to remember what I called it! I'm going to have to go look! lol

Jeanne said...

That inspiration card is stunning, Michele, I can see why you follow this talented cardmaker and I just started following her, too, based on your comments. :) Do you know I think YOU are a rockstar cardmaker too? Your take on the card is just as gorgeous in my eyes. :) Once I catch up on life around here, I fully plan on watching the video to see how you actually used those dies to create the look. Amazing!

Bobby said...

You had just the right dies to CASE Therese, Michele. Your card is every bit as gorgeous.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous and so delicate! Love the paper behind the blooms and the sweet pearl accents!

Darnell said...

This is a stunning CASE, Michele! Congratulations on the well-deserved HM at TFC!! Hugs, Darnell